Please read Job chapters 1-4. Are you surprised that we are already in Job? The first time I read through the Bible in chronological order, it was a surprise to me! This is where this order gets exciting – we see prophets and people who used to be separated by hundreds of pages brought close together in time. I love it! I also love how this order “keeps me on my toes” – we may have read the Bible over and over again, but this new order lets us read it in a new way, connect different events and people, and really see the timeline of Bible history come to life.
What a powerful testimony Job had – the first words about him were that he was blameless and full of integrity. The Message translation says it like this:
He was honest inside and out, a man of his word,
who was totally devoted to God and hated evil with a passion.
What else is there to say: LIFE GOALS!
Job’s tests begin: first his family and fortune, then his health. I know his friends get a “bad rap”, but I honestly think they are trying to help, in their limited experience. Let’s see what you think as we get further into the book of Job!